What is Accounting?
Accounting is more than "number crunching." In fact, nowadays, computers do most of the basic bookkeeping. Accountants are at the centre of the organization, influencing all of its decisions. So, in addition to being able to quickly analyze and interpret facts and figures, you have to have a high level of integrity, good problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, the ability to work with others at all levels of the organization, and strong communications skills.
About the Accounting Major
An an accounting major, you'll study financial information, tax, auditing, Canadian accounting theory, and international accounting standards. You'll draw from fields such as finance, economics, statistics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and marketing. The University of Lethbridge works closely with the CA, CMA, CGA and CPA associations to ensure that you will be well prepared to pursue any professional designation after graduation.
View Curriculum and Courses for the Accounting Major
To find out more about what courses you would be taking as an Accounting major, please select the link that corresponds with your selected admissions route:
- Four Year Undergraduate Degree - Accounting Major
- Post-Diploma Undergraduate Degree - Accounting Major
- Bachelor of Management as a Second Degree - Accounting Major
- Post-Bachelor Certificate in Accounting/CPA Bridging
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